September 18, 2013 |
Harford County Executive David R. Craig, a leading Republican candidate for governor of Maryland, said Thursday that he would seek a repeal of his jurisdiction's storm-water reduction fee — a move that would flout state law. Craig, who faces a competitive GOP primary next year , said that in the spring his county had adopted its version of the "rain tax" in good faith to comply with a state mandate and avert the threat of costly penalties...
September 17, 2013 |
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday tapped Timothy P. Shriver, chairman and chief executive of the Special Olympics, to lead a new commission on how Maryland law enforcement handles situations involving people with disabilities. The commission, established by executive order , comes in response to the case of Robert Ethan Saylor, a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of Frederick County sheriff's deputies in January. "Mr. Saylor's death is tragic," O'Malley (D)
September 7, 2013 |
MARYLAND Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) has been doubtful about the need for independent state review of the death of a young man with Down syndrome while in the custody of Frederick County sheriff's deputies. Mr. O'Malley pointed to two previous investigations and noted that a third, by the U.S. Justice Department , is now underway. But since another young man was killed under still-unexplained circumstances by this same department, we hope the governor uses his powers to shed more light on its...
September 5, 2013 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged Thursday to respond to the case of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of Frederick County sheriff's deputies by developing statewide training standards for law enforcement officers and first responders on how to interact with people who have disabilities. The governor made the promise during a meeting in Annapolis with the family of Robert Ethan Saylor, 26, who died in January after three off-duty deputies...